For now, senators say it’s not a problem that one of the most powerful Republicans in D.C. already has a likely presidential candidate. “I work with Sen. McConnell on stuff, I make sure he knows what I’m doing to try and get it across the finish line,” Paul said.
The Kentucky senator hates Obama’s unilateral use of his office but said issues of diplomacy have been a part of “the executive branch’s purview.”
Staff for the Kentucky Senator tell BuzzFeed News Paul will reintroduce a bill aimed at ending the practice of sending lethal military hardware to local cops.
While many in the conservative base stew over the president’s decision to end half a century of frosty relations with Cuba, the list of Republicans in Washington on board with the plan is growing.
“The 50-year embargo just hasn’t worked.”
BuzzFeed News on the quiet collapse of a bipartisan response to Ferguson.
Sen. John McCain says there isn’t standing yet to sue the president over his immigration executive actions.
Sen. Patrick Leahy’s USA Freedom Act, which would have put some limits on the capabilities of the NSA, didn’t get the votes for full consideration.
Mitt Romney has the stupidest spreadsheet. We must stop surrogate madness.
The likely Republican presidential candidate suggests that Clinton, who is 67, may not be able to handle the “rigorous physical ordeal” of the campaign trail.
“Sen. Udall has long been on this issue and his loss will certainly be felt but NSA reform is not a one senator issue and not a one-party issue.
“I also want to pass some stuff.”
Paul, who thinks there should be visa restrictions for people coming from Ebola-affected countries, says it’s unclear if some states’ quarantine policies honor the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus.
“Hillary Clinton says, ‘Well, businesses don’t create jobs.’ Anybody believe that?”
“We didn’t make any decision, we’ll talk about it in the spring,” the senator says.
“I think the first thing we should do is be honest about the disease and I think President Obama’s administration has so tried to downplay the transmissibility of this,” Paul said.
Sen. Rand Paul says a potential travel ban is “reasonable” and should be “considered.” Ron Paul says the idea is “politically motivated.”
“The immoral act of stealing thus, has become moral in the eyes of society.”
“I do think that there can be a role for America.” The U.S. could provide air and technical support, if Congress approves.
“Right on Crime” arrives. “What are all those things that look like tanks doing?”
Rep. Hank Johnson pivots off Ferguson to introduce the “Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act.”
“And it seems like he may well be the frontrunner right now.”
“You’re seeing skirmishes all over the place, people testing each other.”
Rand Paul and Senate Democrats say the administration needs to come to Congress before any Iraq operations. Obama will meet with congressional leaders Wednesday.
The political odd couple’s proposal is picking up support, sources say, and supporters expect a Reid-Paul bill within two weeks.
Eight Republican candidates have literally copied and pasted from Rand Paul’s “issues” page.
Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine tells BuzzFeed some lawmakers are meeting informally over altering the AUMF.